Indian Railways online General Knowledge Test Questions and Answers are useful for all Railway exams and other competitive exams.

1. From which place the first railway line was started?

(a) Bombay (b) Delhi (c) Calcutta (d) Madras

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2. When was the colour light signals get started ?

(a) 1920 (b) 1925 (c) 1928 (d) 1935

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3. When was the first steam engine manufactured?

(a) 1853 (b) 1901 (c) 1912 (d) 1921

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4. In which country was the first train started?

(a) England (b) Japan (c) Germany (d) France

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5. Between which stations of England the first train was started?

(a) Stockton and Darlington (b) Stockton and London

(c) London and Darlington (d) Burmingham and Cambridge

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6. When was the first train started?

(a) 1820 (b) 1823 (c) 1825 (d) 1829

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7. Kural Janhe national way was thought by–

(a) George Clark (b) George Stephenson (c) RM. Stephenson (d) Williams

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8. What is the present name of Jan-he station?

(a) Thane (b) Victoria terminus (c) Mahim (d) Dadar

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9. What was the new name given to G.I.R ?

(a) Bombay Great Eastern Railway (b) I.R.A. (c) G.R.P.R. (d) Inland railways

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10. When was Madras affected due to Railways?

(a) 1839 (b) 1832 (c) 1841 (d) 1830

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11. When did Madras railway company forwarded their request?

(a) 1845 (b) 1854 (c) 1843 (d) 1841

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12. What was the day on 16th April. 1853 in the history of Railways?

(a) Sunday (b) Tuesday (c) Thursday (d) Saturday

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13. What is the total length of Narel Mathren railway line?

(a) 10 mile (b) 15 mile (c) 17 mile (d) 12.5 mile

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14. When did Kalka to Shimla railway line open?

(a) 1900 (b) 1903 (c) 1901 (d) 1904

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15. For which hilly area was the first railway line made?

(a) Darjelling (b) Kashmir (c) Dalhaujee (d) Ladakh

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16. In which year B.B.C.I railway was formed?

(a) 1852 (b) 1855 (c) 1853 (d) 1854

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17. When was the first Meter Gauge Loco formed?

(a) 1895 (b) 1893 (c) 1897 (d) 1890

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18. Which among the following engineer have made the Victoria terminal ?

(a) Wilson Balle (b) Mayor Clark (c) Victoria (d) Newton

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19. Which station was connected by the grand rail route?

(a) Baroda (b) Balsar (c) Surat (d) Bharonch

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20. When was the Sabarmati railway line completed?

(a) 1870 (b) 1871 (c) 1869 (d) 1865

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21. When was the Bombay to Madras Railway trunck route get completed?

(a) 1869 (b) 1867 (c) 1871 (d) 1866

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22. In which part of country important government railway line was formed?

(a) Punjab and Sindh (b) Assam and Bengal (c) Middle zone (d) Southern India

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23. When was the construction work of Siyaidah station became completed?

(a) 1879 (b) 1862 (c) 1865 (d) 1871

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24. When did the government buy E.R.R. company?

(a) 1879 (b) 1881 (c) 1876 (d) 1874

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25. From which place B.B.C.I, started factory for locomotive?

(a) Jamalpur (b) Parel (c) Bhaikhala (d) Borivili

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26. When did the first locomotive engine form in Jamalpur factory?

(a) 1899 (b)1889 (c) 1879 (d) 1871

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27. When did Thomas Robertson submit his report about rail operating matters?

(a) 1904 (b) 1903 (c) 1902 (d) 1901

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28. The first world war broke out in–

(a) 1913 (b) 1914 (c) 1915 (d) 1916

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29. When was the railway board reorganised on the suggestion of Eckworth Committee?

(a) 1920 (b) 1921 (c) 1922 (d) 1923

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30. Who was the first Chief Commissioner of Railway board ?

(a) Eckworth (b) Climent Hindle (c) C. Abraham (d) F. Mearse

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31. How many coaches were in Deccan Queen ?

(a) 5 (b) 7 (c) 9 (d) 10

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32. Which rail route was followed by Deccan Queen?

(a) Bombay - Puna (b) Bombay - Thane (c) Kurla - Bandra (d) Madras - Addyar

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33. On which date the Deccan Queen was started?

(a) 16 April. 1930 (b) 1 June, 1930 (c) 15 August, 1930 (d) 2 October, 1930

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34. When did the South-Central-Western Railway organise ?

(a) 1951 (b) 1952 (c) 1955 (d) 1956

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35. When did North-East Railway organise?

(a) 1951 (b) 1952 (c) 1955 (d) 1956

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36. When did South-East Railway organise ?

(a) 1951 (b) 1952 (c) 1955 (d) 1966

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37. When was Research, Design and standard organisation, established at Lucknow ?

(a) 1957 (b) 1963 (c) 1978 (d) 1985

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38. When was diesel engine invented?

(a) 1885 (b) 1888 (c) 1890 (d) 1897

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39. Who was the inventor of diesel engine?

(a) Graham Bell (b) F. Fleming (c) Rudolf (d) P. George

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40. When did diesel locomotive factory establish?

(a) 1960 (b) 1961 (c) 1971 (d) 1972

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